25 Jun 2020

Self-Propagating Lucifer Malware Targets Windows Systems

Security experts have identified a new malware targeting Windows systems with crypto-jacking and DDoS attacks, named Lucifer for its devilish features. Lucifer is a self-propagating malware, and initially bombards PCs in hopes of taking advantage of vulnerabilities. The malware capitalizes on lists of unpatched vulnerabilities to obtain a foothold in

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25 Jun 2020

LG Electronics allegedly hit by Maze ransomware attack

Maze ransomware operators have claimed responsibility for a breach against the South Korean multinational company LG Electronics. Maze claimed to have breached and locked the company’s networks to steal company proprietary information on projects involving US companies. Specific details on the breach have not been released yet. Maze typically published

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25 Jun 2020

Black Hat Survey: Breach Concerns Hit Record Levels Due to COVID-19

A new survey released by Black Hat USA concludes that there is unprecedented concern over data breaches due to COVID-19. Security professionals expressed worries over possible compromises of enterprise networks and critical infrastructure. The survey’s respondents consist of 273 top security professionals. 94% of these respondents stated that they believe

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24 Jun 2020

Twitter Alerts Business Users of Billing Information Exposure

Twitter has been reaching out to customers who may have been affected by a data security incident that affected its ads and analytics services. Twitter has disclosed that the incident involved business customers, and may have resulted in their billing information being exposed. In an email to impacted customers, Twitter

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24 Jun 2020

New Zealand seizes $90 million in assets of Russian cybercrime suspect

New Zealand law enforcement has reportedly seized assets worth $90.68 million from a Russian man who is suspected of money laundering billions of dollars in digital currency. The assets were being held in a New Zealand company owned by cybercriminal Alexander Vinnik, who is wanted in the US, France, and

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24 Jun 2020

Hackers Using Google Analytics to Bypass Web Security and Steal Credit Cards

On Monday, researchers reported that hackers are exploiting Google’s Analytics service to steal credit card information from compromised e-commerce sites. Kaspersky, Sansec, and PerimeterX all published reports claiming that attackers are injecting data-stealing code onto the infected sites along with a Google Analytics tracking code for their own account. This

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23 Jun 2020

Apple Suddenly Confirms Hidden iPhone Problem Impacting All Users

In February, Apple received notification of an issue in the clipboard function. Any data copied to the clipboard on an iOS device was vulnerable to visibility by any active app. The vulnerability is hidden, meaning that there is no way for a user to know when an app may be

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23 Jun 2020

US .Gov Domains to Preload HSTS for Maximum Security

The DotGov program announced on Sunday that all government domains will automatically preload from TLDs to HSTS beginning September 1, 2020. The HSTS standard is more secure, as it always enforces an HTTP connection to a website. HSTS also serves to prevent users from clicking a domain with a certification

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23 Jun 2020

Adobe Prompts Users to Uninstall Flash Player As EOL Date Looms

Adobe is beginning to warn Flash Player users about the application’s end of life date (EOL), which is December 31, 2020. Adobe stated that it will begin to prompt users to uninstall the software over the next several months as the EOL approaches. After this date, Adobe will not sure

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23 Jun 2020

New WastedLocker ransomware demands payments of millions of USD

Evil Corp is recovering from charges after several of its members were charged by the US Department of Justice in December. Following the DOJ charges, the group halted most activity. However, new reports detail how they are resuming operations and taking reclaiming their title as one of the biggest malware

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